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Poster: segan63 Date: Jun 3, 2013 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Video 7/4/86

Decent quality video of the Dead just a few days before Jerry slipped into his coma...I don't think he looked that bad...

http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/pullin-tubes-grateful-dead-farm-aid-contribution-1986/

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Poster: eyeballjackson Date: Jun 4, 2013 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

You don't think he looked that bad? I'll admit that he looked worse in the 90s, but he looks like a friggin GHOST in this clip! Clean? If you say so...

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Jun 5, 2013 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Well, there's bad, and then there's "Garcia bad", and no, I don't think he looked anywhere near as bad as he did later on.

But forget about Garcia--check out Phil (tie-dyed t-shirt tucked into his Docker's) and Weir with his cut-off jeans & purple polo shirt--what a bunch of goofballs!!

For those in need of a chuckle, check out Weir shakin' his ass at 4:35 into the video. If you're in need of a real laugh, check out his shoes at 10:40. I seem to remember that Weir is dyslexic, but was he born completely color blind & without any sense of fashion whatsoever??

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 3, 2013 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

allegedly Garcia was "clean" in 86, but by then, the damage had been done, the shitty diet and the 2-3 packs a day were killers...hard to believe Jerry is only 43 it this show, but he's dragging his butt, it's obvious...pre coma 86 had some decent shows...post coma shows were vibrant and emotional and Garcia was amazingly pretty much back in the pocket, albeit rusty and a bit out of touring shape, some may argue he was never the same, but I find that Garcia got back into his playing and by 89 was back on top of his game for a somewhat brief musical renaissance...

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Poster: KinderGentlerTito Date: Jun 4, 2013 10:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Check this video out i made Stratocaster...the first is from this show...(the subtitles were to piss the hippies off obviously, i havent changed)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 4, 2013 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

As a 42-year-old, I'm only just beginning to understand the toll that time takes on the human body. I'm a fairly active person, but in recent years I've had to cut back a bit (new baby, work responsibilities) and I can see and feel the results. Jerry, by most accounts, was never physically active, so to me it's not really that surprising how shitty he looked at 43.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 4, 2013 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Wait until you hit 51. You won't necessarily understand it any better but you will feel it more...and in more places.

...says the guy who just got back from the orthopaedic surgeon who told me the last orthopod didn't do a very good job rebuilding my left shoulder, and that he promised me he would do a much better job in October when he gets his chance.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2013 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Here I am closing in on 50 and the new granddaughter is making me feel pain in places I didn't even know existed. Hats off to anyone who has kids post-45, no way in hell could I do it.


Baby update: Looks like my master plan is paying off. My daughter has just realized (much to her dismay) that when the baby is having a fit, nothing calms her down faster than an acoustic Birdsong. HA!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 4, 2013 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Yeah, I hear ya; Mrs. Tell and I are ALWAYS saying exactly that...reading or seeing kids and aged parents; doing the math, imagining what age we'd be w little kids, and slipping into a non-communicative coma of sorts for a moment, and then shaking it off w a shudder or two, and a pat on the back as to "well, we WON'T be facing THAT, will we!?!?" Of course, like you, we look forward to a grandkid coming along (not yet).

As for the ailments, the rest of you can just SUCK it up...I don't wanna hear it--as an ~ 60 yr old, missing a number of supposedly important parts (in no particular order, two disks, one between L5 and S1; left meniscus [literally]; prostate [well, okay--"wheww!!!!"]; right pinky, second knuckle joint; hair [okay, no biggie there]; and lets see, a few trillion grey cells...???), count your blessings...

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 4, 2013 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Good thing you have Obamacare old man.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 5, 2013 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

They aren't grey hairs. According to Mrs. Mando, they're unpigmented.

And I'm pretty sure those are spare parts with redundancy built in.....

Now if I could only find my reading glasses I could proofread this post.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 5, 2013 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

While it is true that my model came w a complete complement of multiple disks from the factory (thanks, Mom!), I am not sure the loss of ~ 1/4" of height each of the past two decades, coinciding with said degradation of squishy, inter-vertebral sponge-ma-callit, is consistent with viewing them as "redundant"...I used to tower over Mrs Tell, but at this rate, I will be seeing her on eye level sometime after the collection of my "break even" social security check...?

And yeah, BD2, if it weren't for my so-so (but absolutely required!) medical coverage, I'd have retired some time ago, and spent ALL my time HERE...

;)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 5, 2013 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

I feel your pain. I managed to get my spinal issues sorted before any long term damage was done. My left femur is an inch longer than my right and my hips rotated up to compensate causing herniation of the S1/L5 and L5/L4. I was correctly diagnosed by a VA doc at my retirement physical and referred to a Physical Medicine Specialist. $1500.00 worth of orthotic inserts later and two weeks as my hips straightened out, the vertebrae were correctly aligned and the herniations resolved themselves.

The only thing I'm pissed about is when the first set wore out I replaced them with $8.99 Dr Scholls. That was 5 years ago and everything is still fine.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 5, 2013 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

That's great news, R; it realy is THE place for us guys (Rose, you miss out on this one--there is a HUGE XY bias toward trouble w L4-5-S1), and the leg length biz is an often over-looked aspect...

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 5, 2013 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

May I just say that...

Mando and the Herniations

would be an excellent band name.

Carry on.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jun 4, 2013 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

51, 52 & 53 were my healthiest years, simply because i was focused and worked at it. Pushing 56 this August, reminded every day the healthy way of life demands exercise, organic diet and decent sleep.

Garcia had a work-out regimen, roll out of bed in the afternoon, make it to the show, spend three hours on stage (some nights in a frenzy) while carrying that heavy instrument on his shoulder. His decline in 1992 brought changes to his diet and a personal trainer.

Mando you've posted your mug on a few occasions here on this board, you appear fairly healthy and may your health remain.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 5, 2013 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Video 7/4/86

Thanks DS - same to you. Your reflections about being in good health at 51-53 are encouraging.

Still hit the gym for an hour and a half 5 times a week so other than the rebuilt shoulders and left knee I have no right or reason to complain.

Will have to go into conditioning mode soon to get ready for 20 hours of music and 4 hours of sleep for 5 days straight at FloydFest. The sacrifices we make in pursuit of good times huh?

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2013-06-05 14:56:12